Special Reports

KCCA Tribunal Slams Musisi Behaviour


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It added: “The reasons for this were not clear to the Tribunal. In the absence of cogent considerations, it is advisable that this practice be stopped in order to engender some benefit in promoting transparency and removing suspicion.”

It did not expound on which letters Musisi deliberately refused to send the Mayor.

However, the relationship between Musisi and Lukwago has been frosty at KCCA, frustrating efforts to transform Kampala into a modern city.

The report raises fears that Musisi deliberately planned to fail Lukwago at the City Authority to be seen as the sole person behind the rapid transformation of the city.

The KCCA Tribunal, which found Lukwago guilty of abuse of office, misconduct and incompetence, also noted that while it was not overly concerned with the legal status of the Kampala District Land Board (KDLB), the evidence on record suggests that the manner in which the same was closed down was improper and arbitrary.

“If photographs brought to the Tribunal were to be believed, it was not clear to the Tribunal why the personnel that executed the task seemed to ignore the fact that the documents that were allegedly taken forcefully were sensitive public documents,” it noted.

“Personnel charged with the custody of public information could have handled the situation in a more amicable and formal manner.”

This followed clashes between Musisi and KDLB boss, Yusuf Nsibambi over the legality of the board under the new City Authority.

It should be remembered that on the advice of the Solicitor general, Harriet Lwabi, the KCCA Executive Director with the help of the police sealed off the KDLB offices in May 2012 pending investigations into alleged fraud and abuse of office.

Lwabi had argued that after the formation of the KCCA, Kampala was no longer a district under local government but a city under the authority under central government and that it cannot have a District Land Board.

Through a one Edward Mugabi, KCCA filed a case in the Kampala High Court seeking the declaration of KDLB and all its transactions illegal.

However, Justice Solome Bbosa of the High Court of Appeal ruled on July 9, 2013 that KDLB is empowered by the constitution and its work is not answerable to KCCA in its dealings with the former public land except in matters to do with planning and the divisions with respect to revenue.

In a related development, the Tribunal also noted with concern that while under the law, the Authority has the power and duty to devolve some functions to the Divisions; it found no evidence of devolution and received complaints from some witnesses regarding the failure of the Authority to devolve functions to the Divisions.

“Consequently, there is a centralization of power at the Authority and almost no direct responsibilities for which the implementation would rest on the Division Urban Councils. It was clear that these Division Urban Councils have a role to play as was demonstrated in the budgeting process and the rebranding exercise.”

Mayor Lukwago has less than two week to salvage his job.


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